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MILSBEEK WAR CEMETERY

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Country:
Netherlands
Locality:
Limburg (Netherlands)
Identified Casualties:
209
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.94995
Latitude:
51.72604

Location Information

The village of Milsbeek is in the east of the Netherlands, and approx 15kms south east of the city of Nijmegen.

From the A73 motorway NIJMEGEN to VENLO take exit 3 (Afrit 3) MALDEN / GROESBEEK / MOOK / HEUMEN / OVERASSELT.
Follow signs for N271 MOOK.
Continue through the villages of MOLENHOEK / MOOK and PLASMOLEN following the signs for VENLO / GENNEP.
On entering the village of Milsbeek turn left (CWGC sign) onto ZWARTEWEG.
After approx 400m turn left (CWGC sign) onto PASTOOR HOEFNAGELSTRAAT. At the end turn right onto KERKSTRAAT.
The cemetery lies directly behind the church and is at the rear of the civilian cemetery.

The cemetery address is:-
Kerkstraat
6596 Milsbeek
Netherlands

GPS Location is:-
N 51 43 32
E 05 57 05

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944.

With a few exeptions, burials at Milsbeek War Cemetery date from February and March 1945, the days of the advance into Germany. They include men from the 51st (Highland) Division, the 52nd (Lowland) Division, and the 3rd Battalion Irish Guards.

The cemetery contains 210 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.